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Chouest Acquires ROV Company ROVOP to Expand Subsea Capabilities

The Chouest group is pleased to announce its acquisition of ROVOP, a leading remotely operated vehicle (ROV) company. With this acquisition, Chouest, alongside its subsea service company, C-Innovation, will now control a fleet of over 100 ROVs and 6 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

NBOSI Secures Contracts for Innovative Applications of New CTD Sensors

Neil Brown Ocean Sensors (NBOSI), a leading provider of cutting-edge sensor technologies, is thrilled to announce groundbreaking contracts with two pioneering companies.

Kraken Robotics Receives $11 Million of New Service Contracts

Kraken Robotics announces that its Service business is off to a strong start in 2024 with $11 million of new contracts since the beginning of the year. These jobs will be completed in 2024. This is in addition to $4 million of survey contracts (for KATFISH and magnetometer surveys) that we announced in November 2023 which are also being executed in 2024. These contracts cover offshore geographies in Australia, Europe, and the US.

EVENT: Seanergy 2024 - Nantes, France - 26-28 June 2024

Seanergy is France’s leading international event on Offshore Renewable Energy. The event brings together 4,000 participants and 200 exhibitors, including 30% international representatives to support, gather and strengthen synergies for all the players of the offshore wind and marine renewable energy industry. Seanergy thus contributes in accelerating the industry’s structuration, promoting its development in France and worldwide and, of course, supporting blue growth & ecological transition.

Manta Ray UUV Prototype Completes In-Water Testing

The Manta Ray prototype uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) built by performer Northrop Grumman completed full-scale, in-water testing off the coast of Southern California in February and March 2024. Testing demonstrated at-sea hydrodynamic performance, including submerged operations using all the vehicle’s modes of propulsion and steering: buoyancy, propellers, and control surfaces.

The Sentinel Mission: Charting New Paths in Ocean Exploration

Rutgers University and Teledyne Webb Research unveiled The Sentinel Mission in a remarkable display of academic and technological collaboration.

DeepOcean Completes First Campaign for NKT on Champlain Hudson Power Express

The US operation of DeepOcean has completed its first campaign under the contract by power cable solution provider NKT to provide subsea construction support for the Champlain Hudson Power Express renewable energy infrastructure project in New York, USA.

Rovco to Provide Offshore Wind Inspection Work for Key Ørsted Sites in the US

Rovco, a leading provider of tech-powered offshore wind solutions, has signed a framework agreement with Ørsted to provide O&M (Operations and Maintenance) work on two of the developer’s US sites, Block Island Wind Farm and South Fork Wind Farm.

UTEC Strengthens Presence in Taiwan's Offshore Renewables Market

UTEC, a brand in marine energy and infrastructure services company Acteon, has been awarded an offshore survey and positioning contract for the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) Phase 2 wind farm project offshore Taiwan.

The DOF Group Awarded Multiple Contracts with Petrobras

DOF is pleased to announce that Petrobras has awarded new long-term charter and service contracts to Norskan Offshore Ltda. and DOF Subsea Servicos Brasil Ltda, after a competitive tender process.

EVENT: Ocean Tech Expo 2024 - Plymouth, UK - 26-27 June 2024

Ocean Tech Expo is brought to you by Maritime UK South West, a not for profit partnership of business, research and government dedicated to driving forward sustainable growth in the South West ocean economy. All proceeds from the event will be reinvested into the sector.

COAST Announces Winner of Highly Anticipated 2024 Pitchfest

After a lengthy selection process and tremendous presentations, COAST is thrilled to announce the winner of our first annual 2024 Pitchfest. The event, which brought together some of the most innovative minds in the B.C. Marine Industry, showcased groundbreaking ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. The competition was tight, highlighting the incredible creativity and ingenuity within the Blue Economy.

Exail Enhances Offshore Operations with Octans AHRS Advanced Technology

Exail, a global leader in surface navigation, has secured a contract with Bourbon, a leading French maritime services provider, to supply several units of Exail Octans Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) for integration into Bourbon Subsea Services subsidiary's fleet. These units will be installed on multiple Bourbon Evolution 800 Series multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs) dedicated to subsea operations at depths down to 3,000 meters.

Kraken Robotics Receives $6 Million Order for Subsea Batteries

Kraken Robotics Inc. Announces that it has received orders totalling more than $6 million for subsea batteries. Customer details cannot be disclosed. Deliveries are expected to occur in 2024 and 2025.

Greensea IQ and VideoRay Announce Transformative Five-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Partnership to Advance ROV User Experience

Greensea IQ, a pioneer in marine technology development, and VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotics, have announced the extension of their strategic partnership.

Mission Accomplished for the World's First HUGIN Endurance

Kongsberg Discovery is pleased to announce that the first production system of our revolutionary long-range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) HUGIN Endurance has completed factory acceptance testing

The Royal New Zealand Navy receive Operational Training on SeeByte’s Multi-Domain Mission Management System

SeeByte, the global leader in smart software solutions for robotic and autonomous systems, successfully delivered on-site training of their multi-domain mission management system, SeeTrack, to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

PXGEO Expands its Subsea Offering Through the Acquisition of Modus Subsea Services

Modus Subsea Services is a leading provider of offshore life-of-field support services specializing in autonomous subsea operations using Underwater Intervention Drones (UID) based on the Saab Sabertooth platform. The company has also developed and commercialized the industry's first-ever UID subsea residency solution.

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